Wood Business

Virtual Event
Women in Forestry – 2021
March 9, 2021 at 11:00am EST


Women in Logging

When it comes to being #1 In the Woods, the uncompromised quality of the work at hand is the prime directive. Every day, women in the forestry industry deliver just that, with the type of industrious ability and resounding success that makes anyone worthwhile when it comes to outrunning that long list of jobs.

At John Deere, we stand committed to encouraging women to take control in the logging business, fully supporting them through the thick and thin parts of any woods. We believe in the development of women leaders in every facet of forestry, whether it be with boots on the ground or behind the scenes.

From first sitting in the seat of a Deere skidder or knuckleboom loader to calling the shots from the hustle and bustle of the landing, our forestry equipment and the women who utilize it combine to build this world, one tree at a time.


With the new John Deere 959ML Shovel Logger/Directional Feller in your fleet, steep-slope logging doesn’t have to be an uphill battle.

Featuring industry-leading machine-leveling technology that enables exceptional stability, the 959ML is designed to tackle steep slopes and other challenging terrain. Its ability to easily grab all logs within reach when working either uphill or downhill minimizes overall ground disturbance. The new FL100 Directional Felling Head delivers outstanding grapple capability, arm durability, and rotate/tilt power, while the spacious, climate-controlled cab keeps the operator in comfort with expansive jobsite visibility, ergonomic controls, and an optional fully adjustable suspension seat.

The 959ML comes in directional-feller or a live-heel shovel-logger configurations so you can configure your machine to the specific steep-slope application. For operating in areas that are especially rugged and challenging, add an optional “tether-ready” hitch and a fixed four-point seat harness, available as dealer-installed field kits. The options don’t stop there, as the state-of-the-art slope-monitoring system that measures the actual ground-slope angle of the machine and displays the value in real time on the in-cab screen is an available add-on.

The grit of the 959ML in combination with JDLink™ that provides real-time machine data and alerts can help give you the maximized productivity, efficiency, and uptime you need to face the new frontier of logging.